Masterflex Delivery

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Do you know there are many different ways of getting your products delivered?

Masterflex use a wide variety of couriers for the best results and the prices are as follows:

Standard next day delivery = £14 per box (standard order)

(If you place your order before 2:30pm, we will ship using a next day service on all stock items, and often on made-to-order items too, if placed early enough)

Oversized orders / multiple boxes = £20

Standard before midday = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 2:30pm

Email: sales@masterflex-uk.com or visit www.masterflex-uk.com

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The forgotten May Day – Now the Forgotten Children’s Game!

The forgotten May Day – Now the Forgotten Children’s Game!

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Mayday is UK’s public holiday, celebrated in pretty much all of Asia, is also an ancient festival.   Thanks to this old event, which always fall on the first Mondays of May, we once again look forward to a long weekend.  May Day, in the UK, is celebrated with Morris dancing, the crowning of the May Queen, singing, feasts as well as dancing around the maypole!

Where did maypole dancing originate?

Mayday is not just a British celebration, since a very long time, as it has been celebrated only around the Northern Hemisphere (while the Southern Hemisphere is getting ready for winter).  It’s likely that it has its roots in pagan Anglo-Saxon customs to mark the beginning of summer.

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Historically, large community gatherings would hold fetes and dances as a way of welcoming things coming to life and saying farewell to winter. It was an opportunity to bring communities, villages and towns together, to mark the beginning of springtime fertility.

Dancing around a pole, on Mayday, is a 600-year-old activity.  Mayday, in medieval times, was celebrated by young men and women dancing around a specially-decorated tree; A slender tree was chosen, to have its branches cut off, to represent a pole; which is now known as the Maypole.

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Mayday celebrations, tolerated by the church in the middle ages, were accompanied with drinking and dancing.

Those who sought to purify catholic practices, of the Church of England, were against the Mayday Celebrations; the purists viewed Mayday’s drinking, dancing as sin and Mayday practises as idolatry. The Protestant Reformation, of the 17thCentury, lead the parliament to ban Maypoles in 1644.

The country put up Maypoles after Charles II (protestant at that time, but a pro-catholic) was restored to the throne, as a celebration and sign of loyalty to the King.

The Lost May Day – the Children’s Game

In the 19th Century, with the Victorians, Maypole became a children’s game.  Forgotten was the significance of Mayday with the general rejoicing at the return of summer and celebrating the growth of new vegetation but held on it as a “rustic delight”.

Maypole dancing involved dancers, pairs of boys and girls, steadily creating a multi-coloured pattern down a pole; and reversing their steps, the other direction, to undo the ribbons.  The dance represents, as known by many, the lengthening of the days as summer approaches.

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The Victorian era is famous for its loving feelings for the past and the emotional feelings the love of customs. The Victorians, on May 1st, held fairs and dances with lots of floral decorations.

Mayday celebrations, often, commenced with “bringing in May”.  They ‘brought in the May’ by getting up early in the morning on May Day for flower picking into the countryside. Towns, parades and other festivities, with flowers, were decorated.

This parade was led by, the most beautiful teenage girl crowned by flowers, the May Queen.  During the event, she was attended by several other girls, all wearing white, with flowers in their hair. They danced and sang, following the May Queen, for the parade.

It’s also known that this morning, women used to clean their faces with dew; preserving their beauty.

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Llanfyllin carnival and the maypole dance

Decorating towns with flowers involved filling, heavily embellished, ‘May Baskets’ with bouquets; and hanging on doors. These May Day baskets were secretly delivered to neighbours and friends doors, in true generosity, without expecting anything in return; young individuals knocking on doors, running away without being seen, was one of the much-loved May Day enjoyments.

During the Victorian era, it act was carried out in pure generosity, giving without expecting anything in return.

Celebrate Mayday, the fun way!

Then as time went on different groups adapted Mayday to their beliefs and social interests.  Today fewer celebrate Mayday, in a nonspiritual way, with fewer children Maypole dancing and little girls making flower crowns.

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Mayday surely gives a bit of cultural scene, to young children, particularly young lassies, breezing about, on this bank holiday, with daisies on their heads.

Try celebrating Mayday by getting up before dawn and going out to wash your face in dew! Gather flowers, make them into garlands and give them to your friends to wear.  You can also use this opportunity, by making up a ‘may basket’ of flowers to take to, to cheer someone up!

There is a range of Woodwork Hose, for woodworking and making May Poles, that we can provide at Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd:

Available within days of ordering.

Medium duty Polyurethane, PU, flexible ducting, Polyurethane, PU wall thickness 0.5mm hardly Inflammable to DIN4102 B1

Description

• Polyester polyurethane ducting
• Reinforced with embedded copper coated high tensile steel wire helix
• PU thickness = 0.5mm

Properties

• Highly flexible
• Lightweight
• Abrasion-resistant
• Hardly inflammable to DIN 4102 B1
• Supplied compressed and in nets

Applications

• Extraction of sawdust and woodchips
• woodworking machines
• oil mist extraction
Also suitable for dust, fumes and powder applications in a wide range of industries.

Colour

Clear

Size Range

38mm to 400mm.

Temp Range

-40ºC to +90ºC (intermittent to +125ºC).

Options

• FDA approved hoses
• Microbe resistant hoses
• Hydrolysis resistant hoses
• Other lengths available on request

Our hoses are available to order for businesses and for non-commercial use in a variety of application: from automotive to the military.

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St George the Brave, England’s Patron Saint.

St George the Brave, England’s Patron Saint.

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With tea and rain, there is the trusty white steed and dense suit of armour of St George; as one of the most recognisable symbols of England.  Historically very little is known about, England’s Patron Saint, the real St George.

St. George, was a very Brave Man

He born into a noble Christian family, in Cappadocia (now part of Turkey), around the year 280.

It is widely known that he followed his father’s profession of a soldier.  When his father died, he and his mother started living in Palestine (her homeland) and later George became one of the advisors of the Roman emperor Diocletian.

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Diocletian, – He was probably the first to wear the gold crown and forbade anyone to wear purple except the emperor. A religious conservative, he promoted the idea that the emperor is a logical extension of the gods and claimed that he himself was a descendant of Jupiter, the alpha Roman God.

George refused to take orders from Diocletian, and abandon his religion, for the systematic persecution of Christians.  As a consequence, anticipated trouble, he freed his slaves and gave his property to the poor.

He was tortured and then beheaded on 23rd April 303, in Nicomedia (Palestine), as a consequence of his act; becoming an early Christian martyr.

He started earning his reputation, at the start of the 4th Century, as a protector of Christianity and helper of the poor; and it wasn’t until 494AD that he was canonised by Pope Gelasius.

England and the St George’s Cross

The relationship between St. Georg’s Cross and England goes back to the Middle Ages. A holy day in St. George’s honour was declared, by a meeting of bishops in Oxford in the year 1222, to be celebrated in England.

King Edward 1, in the 1270s, used the red cross to distinguish his army from the white crosses used by rebel barons at the Battle of Lewes.  King Edward 1, is believed to have, introduced the cross as the national emblem.

The most widely recognised symbol of St Georg’s Day, In England, is the St George’s cross; a red cross on a white background. England’s national flag is derived from St George’s Cross.

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The flag of Genoa is also derived from St George’s Cross, this is identical to the flag of England. The flag used to be the imperial war flag of the Holy Roman Empire. The symbol is used in many other European regions, most notably in the flag of Milan, which is also identical to the flag of England (England’s flag developed in the late 18th century, following the American and French Revolutions).

St. George the Patron Saint of England

King Edward III, reigning from 1327-1377, decided to make him the Patron Saint of England.  King Edward III was influenced by the stories of returning crusaders telling of Saint George’s bravery.  So, when King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter, England’s order of knights, he made Saint George its patron.  Such has been the power of St George’s story that many other nations and capital cities had adopted him as their patron saint.  St George is not the just the patron saint of England, but a number of other places: including Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Portugal, Russia and Genoa. He is even remembered among the Gorani people, living in mountainous areas in the Balkans, who were converted to Islam many centuries ago.

By the 14th century, Saint George was viewed as a special protector of the English.

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As a special protector of the English, Saint George’s symbol has now been invigorated, as a national symbol by fans of the English National Football, cricket and rugby teams.  Flags, scarves and painted faces all bear this cross at international matches.

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Celebrating St. George’s Day

Even today, 23rd April (St Georges Day) is believed to be the day of St. George’s martyrdom and the day of celebration in England.

St George’s Day was once celebrated as widely as Christmas, in England, becoming a national holiday in the early 15th century; but by the end of the 18th century, after the union of England and Scotland (1 May 1707), the celebrations waned and was no longer England’s a public holiday.

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A village celebrating the kermesse of Saint George

A custom on Saint George’s Day is to wear a red rose in your lapel. The more popular custom, these days, is to fly the Saint George’s Cross Flag; often seen in English pubs adorning their establishments with flags.  In cathedrals, churches and chapels, on St. George’s Day, the Jerusalem hymn is sung with traditional English food to be enjoyed later in the day.

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Traditional English food, to celebrated St. George’s Day, is also enjoyed at the Mayor of London’s annual Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square.  Trafalgar Square is decorated in red and white lined with stalls selling English food, inspired by St George’s Days 13th-century origins, as a national feasting day.

St. George, his example, as a man of courage in defence of his religion and a helper of the poor had spread throughout the globe,

His example, as a man of courage in defence of his religion and a helper of the poor, spread throughout the continents.  Saint George is a great example, which is why we are delighted, that after so many years we still rejoice his special position these days.

Our hoses are available for a variety of application: including in the food industry. The materials used comply with the relevant EC and FDA directives. 

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Friday the 13th & Dust Control

Friday the 13th & Dust Control

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Friday the 13th, in western superstition, is considered an unlucky day.  It befalls when the 13th day of the month, in the Gregorian calendar, falls on a Friday; and this day can occur up to three times in the same year!  In 2018, it is occurring tomorrow and July 13.

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the scientific name given to the fear of Friday the 13th.  It is born (or transmitted) after learning that Friday the 13th is the day of the bad luck and the learning of the terrible events that took place on this day.  It is easy to catch this illness if a family member or someone close dies on Friday the 13th; it will be assumed, by the victim, that the next Friday 13th or the one after could be their last day.

Hose Scared

There are many sufferers that stay in their beds, on Friday the 13th, trying to sleep for that whole day; but fail to do so, in case they would die in sleep.  Other people travel to remote places and away from society and avoid driving.

Hose Accident

How would you know if anybody is suffering or you?  If a person, on this day feels fear, have heart palpations or are feeling separated from reality, then this is a sign of this dreadful disease!

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But Friday the 13th is no an unlucky day, statistically, where death is not more likely come on that day; but what about the victim’s family, later on? Perhaps we should learn to be safe every day without being fearful of accidents:

Dust Control

It’s always wise to keep safe every day.  Using the right suction hose, in the industrial workplace, death can be avoided.  In an industrial work environment, dust control is an extremely important aspect of health and safety.

Without ducting, for dust or even emission extraction, a workplace can lead to serious health problems to workers.  A proper air extraction hose is important to have, go extract both micro and larger harmful particles away from the workplace.

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Dust from vehicle exhausts, cutting or sanding, of various materials, for example, wood, can be very hazardous health leading to permanent health respiratory issues like asthma or even slow death. For example, many species of wood are known to contain toxins which can lead to nasal cancer and shorten a person’s lung capacity.  A quality air extraction hose, such as Masterflex BF, Master Clip HT for high-temperature gasses, that efficiently collects these harmful particles, will create a safe workplace.

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Masterflex at The North Pole   – April 9

Masterflex at The North Pole   – April 9

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Who reached the terrestrial North Pole first on April 9, 1909? No, it wasn’t Masterflex, but Robert Peary, his partner Mathew Henson and four Inui.

Nobody lives at the North Pole, it’s just a patch of a frozen ocean:

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A patch of a frozen ocean

But there is life, in the Arctic Circle where conditions that we think may be considered too tough for us, in the outer reaches of the Arctic Circle, Inuit tribes live there in northern Canada and Alaska.

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Life and the Svalbard reindeer

They are living together with the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, polar bears and other beings.

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Arctic fox

Birds including, guillemots and puffins can be seen around the north pole.

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Arctic puffins

Penguins live in the south pole, but auks are like penguins that can fly are seen in the Arctic Circle.

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Alert only 817km away from the North Pole, a tiny settlement neighbouring the city of Edmonton is one of the most inaccessible spots on the planet and the northernmost settlement on earth.

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Edmonton

Alert is a unique settlement in Canada with weather conditions the main obstacle for tourist.  Visiting the Quttinirpaaq National Park, by tourists, is probably the only attraction thing to do when visiting Alert. The park, with amazing scenery, has wolves, polar bear tracks, musk ox, hare, birds, flowers and more.

And when there is life, there is Masterflex… Masterflex offers products that are suitable for temperatures at the North Pole.  Three of our popular products include the Master-Clip CAR, the two-layer Master-Clip ISO-CAR (vibration friendly) and the bestselling Master Clip Silicone:

Applications

  • The suction of engine exhaust fumes up to max.+300 °C
  • Low-pressure range
  • Extractor units
  • Exhaust gas extraction (esp. diesel engines)
  • Hot and Cold air
  • Smoke extractors

Properties

  • Hardly inflammable
  • A high tension-proof connection of wall-lining and spiral via special clamp mechanism
  • Highly flexible
  • Extremely compressible to approx. 1:6
  • Abrasion-resistant

Temperature Range

  • From -60°C to +300 °C (Exhaust temperatures) with appropriate use if exhaust regulators and sufficient air supply (approx. 50%)
  • Peaks to +350°C*

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A Young Girl has been Spotted using Ingenious Way Of ‘Escaping’ From British Storms, on her Camping Trip, Using Length of Flexible Ducting Pipe!

Camping is an enjoyable way of spending time in nature, absent from the noise and strains of day to day life. However, setting up a tent can allow you to think twice about packing and unpacking your tent and other belongings. It takes at least two people to pitch most tents easily while having to deal with the wind, cold, rain and the possibility of running into possibly unsafe animals.

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Girl Camping

Thanks to Valentina, Campers have praised her ‘ingenious idea’, of using a length of Flexible ducting pipe and hoped the method would be a success for them after more than 100 people viewed her ‘flexible hose camp’ while she was camping at Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly.

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Beach Camping

Is this the hilarious way ever, or is it the most ingenious way, to escape out to the countryside, enjoy the snow and hide from the storm; all so cheaply?

We do all love comfortable camping or doing anything to make camping a low-cost hobby in the first place, this girl’s humorous camping ideas is definitely worth a watch!

A picture of what truly looks like an aircraft air-conditioning ducting / hose shows a yellow shelter on a camping ground the perfect way to escape from the cold.

Valentina can be seen, smiling, on the beach, looking at her flexible vinyl ducting pipe, often used in heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

As she gets ready for home, Valentina compresses her ‘flexible tenting hose’ and simply places it onto her beetle’s roof.

As if by magic, the ingenious Valentina disappears from the campsite, in less than a minute, with other people around her smiling in amusement.

Since the news was shared on Twitter, yesterday, it has been twitted more than a million times.  One user complimented her “impressive girl” while another hoped to the see the ingenious method featured used as an “agile military shelter” and a third declared: “This is what Camping should be.”

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Extreme Camping

Some tweets even suggested the insulating quality of the material, portability and speed of putting up the tent, could stop unexpected extreme weather conditions, such as one found on the north pole.   We don’t think business would find this an April Fool’s Joke, and we’re sure they’d soon be in ‘hot’ pursuit of Valentina’s idea.

Master Clip Hoses

(As used by Valentina)

Flexible hoses / ducting with an external helix. Size range 50mm to 900mm. Temperature range -260°C to +1100°C.

Master Clip Flexible Spring Hoses / Ducts

Master Clip Flexible Spring Hoses / Ducts

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Easter Nests, Eggs & Facts – Hoses for the Food Industry.

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” Janine di Giovanni;

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Easter chocolate eggs

The first chocolate egg was born in 1873, in the UK, by. J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd of Bristol. This was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family.

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J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd of Bristol

In 1847, Fry’s produced the first solid chocolate bar. The company also created the first filled chocolate sweet, Cream Sticks, in 1853. It became a division of Cadbury in the early 20th century. The original Somerdale Factory was closed, after 2010, where the first chocolate egg was born!

  • People traditionally roll painted eggs down steep hills, as a game, on Easter Sunday. In the UK, children compete to see who rolls their egg the farthest.
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Easter Monday Egg Roll

  • Easter Eggs are a symbol of new life and the gesture of giving eggs, at Easter, has been traced back to the Ancient Egyptians, Gauls, Persians and Romans.
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Easter Eggs – Symbol of New Life

  • Every child in the U.K on average, according to a survey, receives £56 worth of chocolate eggs or presents; and 8.8 Easter Eggs, on average, are received per year by every child in the UK.
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Child With Easter Egg

  • The first Easter baskets looked like bird’s nests. The Easter Basket ritual has its origins in the German folklore of the Easter Hare. According to a German legend, for kids to come and gorge on them on Easter morning, a white hare would leave Easter baskets filled with candies, brightly coloured eggs and other goodies.
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Easter Eggs Nest

 

Masterflex Flexible Hose and Duct

Flexible Hose and Flexible Ducting manufactured from clear polyurethane, PU material, for applications in the food industry. The materials used comply with the relevant EC and FDA directives.

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